SMITHFIELD, VA. — Smithfield Foods, Inc. has announced plans to expand Saratoga Food Specialties, its customized dry seasoning blends, sauces, dressings, and glazes business, by adding 50 new jobs. The additional employees will nearly double Saratoga Food’s footprint in southern Nevada.

The announcement comes two years after Saratoga initially acquired and invested in the former seasonings production plant to be the company's premier sauces, dressings and glazes facility.

In addition to its north Las Vegas location, Saratoga has facilities in Eastvale, Calif., and Bolingbrook, Ill.

“We’re delighted to deepen our roots in the north Las Vegas community and grow our great workforce in Nevada,” said Jim Bejna, vice president of operations for Saratoga. “This most recent expansion is a testament to the extraordinary growth of our business and the incredible support we have received from local government and community partners.”